How to spot a spoof!
If you can't figure this one out four yourself, then don't use email! :doh:. …
I've circled some of the mistakes in this spam for you to see. Like, for example, why would Standard Bank send me a Credit Card from First National Bank! :confused:.
And please note how the person is spoofing their email but sending it from their private email address! :doh:.
Oh, and one more thing, I never did apply for that credit card at FNB anyway! :irked::p.
So perhaps the sender would like to be spammed with gay porn sites. Just sign them up using the email address they gave you. 😆 That's what I do. 😀 :devil:
I can't see anything on the image.Was it supposed to clickable so as to display a larger image?
and why are you registering at gay porn sites in the first place? :insane:.
I think it's too large for you Chuck. I should really have made a thumbnail of it though. :left:.Anyway, it's just a typical spammer trying to spoof as a bank. And s/he can't remember which bank s/he's pretending to be. :rolleyes:.
Even after right clicking and opening it I still can't read it.:lol: I wonder how many people fall for this kind of email scam.
It's not to large for me, it's all small and blurred.
I check on sender`s e-mail just to be sure – I already know because my bank never contact me through e-mails 😛
enough to keep the spam industry going obviously. :irked:.
Thankfully, Opera has that tool in the top right hand corner below the recycle bin to enlarge the page. It is frightening how many people are taken in by this stuff. My advice to anyone before they take advantage of an unsolicited offer is repeat it to yourself slowly and see how sensible it sounds. :doh:
one problem is that a lot of people are new to IT technology. It's frightening how ignorant people are. One of my colleagues was explaining Gmail to another colleague just yesterday. :rolleyes:.Pretty much everyone reading this blog would be considered a geek/intellectuall compared with most of my colleagues, some of whom are still trying to figure out SMS/MMS. :doh:.To someone totally new to computer technology, a basic explanation of email is not enough for them to understand the broader picture. They would easily assume that they can only receive email from a legitimate source that they've given their address to. They won't understand that 'valid' email addresses can be generated using a simple algorithm. (they don't even understand what an algorithm is at the most basic level to begin with.) :irked:.Most of my Gmail spam is from sequentially generated email address algorithms. I get no spam on my other email addresses. For example, my Yahoo account uses the relatively new @ymail.com address instead of the better known @yahoo.com variant. So automatic generators miss it entirely. I also have an email address @drivehq.com which get's no spam.Because Gmail's spam folder works so well, I like to use it whenever I sign up for anything. Which is where the rest of my spam comes from. :doh:.But I had spam within two days of signing up for Gmail, despite not having given anyone the address at that point. That is how I know the addresses are mostly generated by an algorithm as there is no other way they could have 'found' my address at that stage. :irked:.
I had no problem reading the email.I can't comment too much on spam. Don't seem to get any except the "My Dear ……" coming from @yahoo.com. :doh:
Would be ace if I could actually read whats on it..
I don't know why so many people are having trouble reading it. :confused:.I can even read it on my phone without problems. :left:.
I finally read it, Aadil.Actually, while it WAS big, it wasn't THAT big.It was 140 KBytes.That's less than some animated Graphics in some comments. :insane:
that's the advantage of .png over .jpg :up:.
I had no problem reading it, but that might be because I possess superior equipment… 😛
I had no trouble reading it and my laptop is an ancient budget one. No superior equipment in my house 😡
Hey, I don't even bother to read mine. So, I'm certainly having no problem! 😆 Sounds like you're your normal self, but, I wouldn't go so far as to say well,but, maybe safe. Just wondered where you'd been. Made it up over the Mogollon. 7500 feet's a little cooler but not frosty yet. :up: later
I've been investigating FPGA's and Verilog. :faint:.I need to buy a car and move to Jo'burg or Cape Town so that it will be easier to get my high-tech 'Lego' :p.
Maybe you can buy a used Segway, Aadil.Hmmm? Then again, I have no idea how much those cost.For all I know, a used Segway might cost more than a used car.
I can see the headlines now, "Man charged with Mass Murder after people die laughing in the streets of Jo'burg!" :rolleyes:.Besides, I don't think the Segway has enough battery life to get anywhere. :doh:. I could have tried a Sinclair C5, but that has a similar problem. :awww:. (although modding it to use the latest Lithium Ion technology may solve it's notoriously short battery life! :idea:)
i don't have any credit bank at all , beside i some how ignorance about computer technology ,so i would not worry about this , but so shame of my self 😮
Most people just ignore them. i like to blog about them. 😉
a new sort of spam. 😆
the only good spam is the meat — and some people might disagree with that. I had barbequed spam at some even, they were giving it away for free, I was surprised it was good.Remember the Spam song? spam, spam, spam spam… lol
The spamalot song? :lol:.
bbq spam? How'd they do that?
Gooi some bullybeef on a braai and voila! :yes:.
haha, yes! Spamalot.
doesn't it like. . . Break apart or something? Or is it slices?
It was slices. Do you know there is even a Spam museum in (I think) Minnesota, USA? Isn't that something. There are museums for everything!
Yes, in Austin, Minnesota. :p.(:sst:. yes, I googled it. :whistle:)
they list spam from nigerian princesses there? :jester: